Steve Jenks (Ph.D. in Higher Education with a cognate in Research Methods and Statistics, University of Denver) has over 10 years of higher education and research experience at institutions across the country. He works as an associate UX researcher at a Denver-based firm, MeasuringU, and is from the rural, Gulf coast of Florida. His research focuses on the experiences of rural students and class issues in higher education, education equity, and equitable research practices. Outside of work and school, Steve loves art, miniatures, puzzles, and alternative story telling. He volunteers through Denver Kids, Inc. and part of a global art collective.